After the incident has passed (physical or sexual abuse, accident or invasive procedure, sudden loss) and the shock or pain is gone, you may be haunted with what has been happening to your mind and emotions. You may have moments where you are flooded with grief or fear, and life feels overwhelming.
As much as you want to forget what you’ve endured, an image in your mind or nauseous reaction in your body won’t go away. A part of you may want to take a stand or fight back, and another part may want to huddle in a small safe corner by yourself.
It may be all you can do to get through the night, or to get through your day as the memory intrudes on your thoughts or your rest. Instead of continuing to try to manage by yourself with this feeling, there is a way through a specific kind of support to have immediate and lasting relief.
EMDR is a mind-body therapy that processes traumatic memories such as assault, abuse, or sudden loss, so that you can truly move on and enjoy life again.
To see if EMDR is right for you, contact me for a free 20 minute phone consult.
For more information about healing from symptoms of a traumatic birth, click here.